[WikiEN-l] Is this really permissible behavior by an admin?

Will sceptre at tintower.co.uk
Wed Oct 4 12:06:53 UTC 2006

Focusing on one topic is rather suspect (in this case, Scientology), and the
comments do tread close to attacks, Still, it wasn't "vandalism" in it's
strictest sense, making this very difficult to place.

On 03/10/06, Gay Muslim <queeran at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:ScienoSitter
> Step 1: Naconkantari blocks the user indefinitely, claiming it is a
> "vandalism only" account.
> A quick look through the user's contributions shows that this is
> absolutely
> not the case.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/ScienoSitter
> Step 2: The user requests an unblock. Naconkantari responds by HIMSELF
> removing the unblock template.
> Step 3: The user requests an unblock. A user who the user was involved in
> a
> content dispute with (by the username of OmicronPersei8) REMOVES THE
> Step 4: The users requests an unblock. Naconkantari AGAIN removes the
> unblock template himself.
> Step 5: An admin by the name of "Mr. Lefty" locks the user's talk page for
> "template abuse". Note that up to this point, all the user has done is put
> back a template wrongfully removed by (a) the blocking admin who was also
> involved in the dispute and (b) a non-admin user who not only was ALSO
> involved in the dispute, but has no right to remove the template.
> Result? Naconkantari's abuse of power successfully hidden, user completely
> deprived of their right to a fair and impartial look at the circumstances
> of
> Naconkantari's abusive indefinite block.
> This isn't the first time Naconkantari's acted like this, either. User
> Xvidme is blocked as a "sockpuppet of NoLongerScieno" even though
> NoLongerScieno's block is "indefinite" because Naconkantari thinks it
> violates the username standards.
> Isn't it great how admins get away with this all the time? You wonder why
> people think there's a cabal? THIS KIND OF SHIT IS WHY.
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